She's thrilled to reach the Olympic finals; it's the goal the American team has had since settling for bronze in 2006.
"It's what we've dreamed about, so what more can you ask for?" Weiland said.
Weiland and her U.S. women's hockey teammates are playing for the gold.
"We wanted to send a message and make sure that we played a full 60 minutes and didn't let anything go to chance, so we took care of business on the ice," Weiland said.
They certainly did. The beating was so thorough, even Weiland got in on the scoring, helping light the lamp in the third period.
"The puck came around the boards and I just really tried to put it on net, slap shot on net and I really actually didn't even see it go in. I think it hit off maybe a person from the Swedish team I've heard, and went in the net so it was pretty exciting to notch that Olympic goal and to have a good sally on the ice," Weiland said.
Scoring is a treat for Weiland, who is mostly called on to keep the other team from getting on the board.
"I'm definitely not one of our offensive players, I'm more of a, I pride myself in blocking some shots and making sure the dirty things get done behind the net and everything, so I'm happy to contribute if that's what I can do, but ultimately our goal is a team goal of winning a gold medal," she said.
That's a goal Weiland and her teammates are now only one win away from.
For Weiland, that's one more reason to smile.
"I was jumping around and I was high-fiving all the volunteers, and they're laughing at me and I'm high-fiving some more. It's just one of those things where they look at me and say 'You're having fun, huh' and I'm like, ‘Yeah, what more do I want? I'm 29 years old and I'm playing in the Olympics,'" Weiland said.
Monique Lamoureux, sister of former Alaska Aces goalie J.P. Lamoureux, had a hat trick. Eight different players had two-point games.
Thursday's gold medal game will be shown live at 2 p.m. on MSNBC and MSNBC-HD.
Andrew Hinkelman reported from Anchorage.
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